Thursday, June 27, 2013

Some patients not yet notified of possibly tainted shots -including people in Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas Jun. 27, 2013 6:27 PM

A month after a nationwide recall by a Tennessee drug compounder, 19 health facilities in three states have not yet notified all patients who were injected with a steroid that may have been contaminated with bacteria, fungus or both.
In a report issued Thursday, officials with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the 19 facilities received methylprednisolone acetate from the Main Street Family Pharmacy in Newbern since Dec. 1, 2012.
Though the facilities lagging behind in notification were not identified, the CDC said that 10 are in Louisiana, eight in Texas and one in Arkansas, and that they either haven’t begun notifying patients or haven’t neared completion.
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